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Grades 2 – 5 Garden Exploration

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Garden Tour

When visiting a garden it’s fun to use all five senses to explore. There are six plant parts that plants, animals, and humans need. The compost pile helps to recycle nutrients from plant matter back into the garden.

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Six Plant Parts Song

Sing along with us as we learn the six plant parts song!


Plant Needs and Chores

All living things have certain needs in order to survive. Plants and animals have some similar needs, like both needing water to survive, but they also have many differences. Plants need sunlight for energy, soil for nutrients, and space to grow. The reason we do garden chores is to make sure that all the plants’ needs are met, and we can grow healthy plants to eat.

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Waste? Not?

Find out how the Three R’s can be applied to an Organic Garden. Can you think of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle more in your life?

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Dig into Compost

At Hidden Villa, we value our soil and make sure we do everything we can to create a healthy soil system. One way we can create healthy soil is by composting. When we compost we are using the help of all the organisms in the compost, which we call the FBI. The FBI also benefits as it eats the leftover plant matter and animal waste and turns it into healthy soil.

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Why Do We Weed?

Weeding is important because weeds compete with other plants for resources like water, nutrients and space. In an organic garden, like the one at Hidden Villa, weeds have to be picked by hand because we don’t use chemicals to kill them.

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Teacher Guides

Garden Tour Plant Needs and Chores Waste ? Not? Dig into Compost Why Do We Weed?